Would an electricity supplier run a new pair of tails into a new consumer
unit alongside the existing installation. At present there appears to be
just one big old fuse and breaker supplying the whole house.
There is a reason and I'll try and be brief (but I bet I won't be).
The wiring in my parents house is in a bad way. Up until now we've dropped
hints but it has been my fathers responsibility. My father is now suffering
from brain cancer and my mother is in the house alone and I think it is time
for me to take responsibility. As my mother is 83 and a worrier at the best
of times I am thinking of rewiring the house one ring main/lighting circuit
at a time into the new consumer unit to minimise disruption.
An alternative would be to run a couple of tails from the existing fuse and
breaker to the new consumer unit and the get the electricity supplier to
change it over when everything is done. I think I may have answered my own
Aren't there new rules governing this? My understanding is that to do
any sort of wiring work in a house you need to be a certified
electrician. Or have I fallen for an urban myth?
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